The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1953 · Page 15
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 15

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 22, 1953
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SIXTEEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1983 Two Motives Behind Military Cuts Planned by President By JAMES MARU1W WASHINGTON (AP) — Never before in the history of (he country have the people had to depend so blindly on, the military wiidom of its leaders. The Russians have 'atom bombs, they may have hydrogen bombs, and the number of their troops under arms is impressive. Nevertheless the Eisenhower administration is planning to reduce the man power of U. S. armed forces—with the exception of the Air Force—this year and still further next year. The administration has two motives: 1. A desire to keep campaign promises by reducing expenses, 3. More reliance on new weapons and the special teams and planes to deliver them. Sine* the wisdom of these decisions may not be known for years, it has to be assumed meanwhile that the military planners know what they are doing. We are told that scientific development of new weapons since World War n has been astonishing; changing the old concepts of Sighting a war. What the new development* are, whai can be expected of them necessarily Is known only to the military people, the President, his close advisers «nd th« atomic experts. j In the atomic field the size and power of (he bombs are not known by the public. They can't even be imagined. Laymen know only that they are many times more powerful than those dropped on Japan. Some idoa of their power, althotiKh still beyond the ability of the lay mind to comprehend, was given by President Eisenhower in his Dec. 9 speech to the United Nations. He said the United Slates stockpile of atomic weapons today "exceeds by many time. 1 ; the explosive total of all bombs and nil shells that came from every plane and every gun in every theater of war through all the years of World War II." And as a warning to the Russians he said anyone who tried an •Htack would be repaid quickly by having his homeland laid waste. This was an expression of con- idonce which the public, not know- ng the details, must take on faith. Military power was .something vhich could be understood better n World War II. Few Mysteries Then there were few mysteries. It was generally understood that if you had enough troops, guns, ship, plane and traditional bomb your chance of winning were pretty good. Everyone had pretty much the same sort of thing, more or less. And there was no great mystery about the bombs. The bigger they were, the more powerful they were and the more damage they could do. This country no doubt has a greater supply of atomic weapons than the Russians since the United Slates has been building them longer. In time the Rusian may have enough for wartime need, If they don't now.' When that happens both sides having sufficient bombs to blast each other off the earth, may have to revise all over again their ideas about warmaking, looking for Btili newer ways to do it, unless in the meantime they can agree to let each other stay alive. 'Wrongo in the Congo?' Hunter Potshots at 'Mogambo' Errors By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Ifl — This story might be titled "Hits und Misses Blow the Veldt' or "They Pulled a WQRO IN THE Congo." It concerns George Michaels, a ruddy, English-sounding native of South Africa, whose fore forebears hailed from Lebanon. This chap is actually a white hunter, and he has a merry chuckle at some, of the boners pulled by Hollywood epics about Africa. "Mind you, A'merlcan films are the African shows on TV too The other night I saw a chapter of Ramar of the Jungle' which had a battle between a tiger and a water buffalo. Neither is found in wter buffalo. Neither is found in Aflrca. Another thinl Michaels finds amusing In the elaborate safari in most African films. "They usually show dozens of native bearers, a: vast number of tents with mosquito netting and natives in white jackets to serve very popular wilh novie-goers in l tl ' r " 1 pf." he observed. "I have • - been taking hunters on trips for Africa," he remarked. "But some of the things In those films are so oif the beam that they're ludicrous. 'For Instance, in 'Mogambo' Clark Gable shoots a black leopard out of a tree. There are no black eopards in Africa! 'The picture also showed n 15 years and I never saw anything as fancy as that. Once I took out a couple of people from here in Hollywood and they were terribly disappointed because along only the They expected a we took bare essentials. big production. "Africans are also amused by cheetah walking quietly through (the portrayals of the colored peo- Ava Gardner's tent at night. That pie in African films The tribes would never happen. At the slight- st sound the cheetah would be •aclng away." "I have been watching some of are often mixed up, with one kind of people shown as living in a type of village that another tribi And they are generally shown all decked out la feathers and fancy attire. That Is only for ceremonies. The rest of the time they wear xonly a loin cloth. "Many pictures show the colored Nonsense! There are no hostile na- pcople as fierce and menacing, lives, except in the most remote and inaccessible areas of Africa. Even those who haven't seen white men are curious about them, They'll gather around you In interest, not poise spears at you. "Another common scene shows ; the unimals charging the hunters. African animals are so wary of humans that they will run away at thefirst sound. Only those who are maddened by disease or he', weak weapons of natives would, charge." Michaels has made a lucrative business of combining hunting and movie making. He long acted as guide and operated a gun shop in Victoria. Now he has made a full- lensth movie, "African Fury," which wallied Artists will release early next year. You can bet that it will be authentic. 'Never Se*n o Purple . ..' LONDON (#)—The cold grey fog of London turned deep purple yesterday. The weatherman described the hue of the thick mist as "royal purple" and said It was due to refraction of light through suspended water particles. State to Buy 225 Can LITTLE ROCK I* — Slat* Pur. chasing Director E. A. Walker says bids will be opened next w««k on about 225 vehicles — 1M of them for use of the Highway Depart, ment. It will be one of the l»rgest purchases of vehicles in tht atate'i history. The diamond is not only the hardest of minerals, but also the most imperishable and the most brilliant, according to the Encyclopedia Brilannica. For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries We Deliver 2043 Call In Come In 1044 Chick. Couple Hopes There Really Is A Needy Orphan in Canada PHILADELPHIA MV-A suburban couple hope a message from Canada will help them out of an unhappy Christmas dilemma. "it began Friday when Mr. and Mrs. John D. Westhoff of Wcstbrook Park bought a Christmas tree. Attached to it was a note. In a childish scrawl It read: "Dear Santa — I am a poor little orphan girl, age 12, and I would lilce to have for Christmas an angora hat and mits set. Color red, If possible. Thank you, Santa. Love and kisses. Eva Hughes." The writer gave her address as "Springfield, Kings Co., N. B., Canada." Then, because they wanted to "help a poor little girl have a happy Christmas," the Westhoffs organized a gift-raising campaign amon? 1*ie neighbors. Mrs. Westhoff bougnt the red angora hat and mittens. All concerned pitched In to help have been made and none has ever proved legitimate. Gaggin said. The burea u 's chief investlgator, George Conner, sand such ft racket has been going on for over 20 years. "Already 20 or 30 letters have been turned over to the bureau this year," he said, "and the worst is yet to come. Usually they are attached to the larger, more expensive trees in hopes someone of means or an organization will receive them and respond." \ The Westhoffs were bewildered i and crushed. "We've got six or seven gifts now with another 10 or 15 coming," Westhoff explained. "Now I don't know what to do." Mrs. Westhoff said, "The whole thing has just about spoiled our Christmas." Meanwhile, a neighbor of the Westhoffs. Thomas Waters, a con- Rockefeller Gives 4 Scholarships LITTLE ROCK (ft — Pour Arkansas colleges, including two Negro schools, have been included in the creation of scholarship endowment trust funds set up by multimillionaire Winthrop Rockefeller. The New York oil heir, who moved to Arkansas last summer, set up endowment trust funds of $25,000 each at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock Junior College, AM&N College at Pine Bluff and Dunbar Junior College, Little Rock. AM&N and Dunbar are Negro scholos. the "orphan" girl In Canada havei tributor to the gift collection him -Christmas such as she never I self, decided to check. He called the Roynl Canadian Mounted Police nt a barrncks near Springfield in New Brunswick, Officials there said the notes are a common practice among: children who live many miles from towns and rarely get an opportunity to see Santa. But they promised to investigate this pavLlc- dreamed. Then ment. The manager of the Philadelphia Better Business Bureau, Verncr Gaggin, heard about the note and cautioned the Westhoffs that it might all eb a hoax. Repeited checks of similar letters Arkansas FHA Director Named WASHINGTON i/P) — John Marvin Wade, Little Rock insurance man, has been appointed Federal Housing Administration director for Arkansas. FHA Commissioner Guy T. O. Holyclay yesterday announced the appointment, effective Jan. 6. Wade, a native of Batesville. Ark., succeeds Fred B. Mitchell, who retired. ular case. The Westhoffs hope the Mounlies arc able to turn tip a renl, liv ittle orphan, named Eva Hughes (.Lasl. lie uill foi£e(.j) Now, lha best-looking, best-tasting gift of them all is at your liquor siorel Cahert looks more wonderful than ever in a new, glistening poinscttia gilt carton...richly encrusted with jewel-like sparkle. But, more important, diverts smoother taste is appreciated by everyone who knows fine whiskey. Afier all, it's what's in the botile that countsi This year, spread good cheer and good taste.. Give and serve Calvcrt Reserve and folks will toast you lor jour holiday whiskey choice. 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